Geography Lead: Miss Beddow

“Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.” (National Curriculum)

At Roseberry Primary School, our Geography curriculum is designed to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We aim to provoke thought and questions, firstly about their own locality and increasingly, about other parts of the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider world – enabling children to draw comparisons about their lives and heritage along with those of others developing a sense of self and the knowledge about what makes Billingham and the North East special and unique.

We provide a wide range of opportunities to explore the world we live in through field work as well as provoke thought and questions. The importance of all children knowing about their own locality and heritage as well as comparing it to different places around the world is showcased across all areas of school.

Geography in our school is planned to inspire and create a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Geography Progression Framework

Space – General geographical knowledge, position and significance, UK and Global.
Place – Simple comparisons and contexts.
Scale – Enquiry, mapping, fieldwork, critical thinking, vocabulary


Geography News at Roseberry

In September, Year 6 entered the  All for Farm and Food for All – National Primary Competition 2024. where children explored the impact that Climate change was having on the farming trade. After weeks of investigating and carrying out our own Geography fieldwork, we were able to complete our own Roseberry Reflection.
In total, 149 schools from across the UK entered the competition with only 8 schools being invited to take place in the final. We are delighted to say that Roseberry Primary School is one of the 8 schools that have been chosen to take part in the finals! As we have now made it to the finals, Year 6 children have won themselves a trip to a working farm as well as have an in-school workshop in Spring Term!
On Friday 8th March, children received their school workshop where they looked at evolution , inheritance and challenges faced by farmers as the climate warms – and how plants and animals are being bred to meet these challenges.

On Tuesday 19th March, Year 6 will be venturing to a local farm (Waterfall farm) situated in Masham that specialises in a rare breed of pigs!
Good Luck Year 6 with the finals!